Application Of Correctors In Analysis Of Brickwork Wall Panels Subjected To Lateral Loading

Summary

A concept of a stiffness/strength corrector to quantify variation in masonry properties is presented, based on analysis of ratios between experimental and FEA (Finite Element Analysis) displacements of a full-scale masonry panel.  It was shown that the corrector is mainly related to  panel boundary conditions and locations on the panel.  The effect of the corrector on improving the response of the panel was verified by feeding back the corrector to the corresponding zone within the panel.  A proposal for the application of the corrector to other panels is also discussed.  9 refs.

Primary author(s): Zhou G C; Rafiq M Y; Easterbrook D

                            Plymouth,University

Source: Masonry (9). Proc.6th Int.Masonry Conf.

            London,4-6 November 2002,p.565-572

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